They are harvested in October, just as the olives reach “invaiatura” (colour-change stage.) The harvest is done mechanically, using a machine to shake the trees.
The olive turns out a golden yellow, has a mild, fruity taste and a good shelf life.
Ottobratica Olives are grown in Sicily, and in Calabria, particularly in the Gioia Tauro Plain and in hilly areas around it.
The cultivar has been grown since the start of the 1900s.